In addition to its spectacular beauty and rich history, there is a reason why the Rubicon is legendary and considered to be the Mecca of all Jeep trails. Without a doubt, the Rubicon is by far one of the most challenging and demanding 17 miles of trail that you can possibly run. The countless boulders, ledges, trees, water crossings, mud, tippy rock faces and tight squeezes that you encounter along its entire length are relentless and determined to break you down both mentally and physically. Certainly, the Rubicon is not a trail for the faint of heart or the squimish as breakdowns, rollovers and body damage is the norm and is to be expected. And, if you’re feeling the call that all Jeepers feel deep inside their hearts of running the Rubicon someday, I would highly recommend that you do it with the Jeepers Jamboree.
To celebrate the kids getting out of school for the summer, the doojers, WOLette and I decided to make a 3 day trek up the good ol’ 395. Leaving on Wednesday night, we met up with the doojers in Culver City and made our way to Lone Pine where we stayed the night with the hopes of getting a fresh and early start in the morning.
Our latest YouTube video addition highlights a trail run that we did up Odessa Canyon back in September and as our good friend Jennifer (aka – toad) can be quoted as saying, it truly was “a 5-SCREAM run!” As you’ll see, this trail required a lot of low range work as well as a fair amount of winching and strapping in order for us to climb up and over the myriad of boulders and dry falls we encountered along the way…
Of all the trips that we’ve gone on this year, I’d have to say that this was by far the mother of all last minute runs. In fact, I don’t think any of us had any idea as to where we might be going – if we were going, until the Friday before and even then, nobody had a clue as to what the plan was until close to 10:00 PM that night.
After seeing some of the amazing photos that our very own JK-Forum member (JKTyrant) took while vacationing up in Hume Lake, California, we decided that a trip up there was needed in order for us to see this awesome scenery for ourselves.
Well, inspite of the moonless night we were guaranteed to have and being up in an area that was about as dark as dark can be, I’d have to say that the Perseid Meteor Shower we went up into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to see was more or less a bust. But, with a total of 7 Jeep JK Wranglers and 15 really great people along for the ride, I’d also have to say that the Project-JK Perseid Meteor Shower Trail Run/Camping Trip up was an absolute blast.
Hey everybody, Cindy (wayoflifette) has just finished the latest Project-JK video highlighting our recent Summer Sierra Trek 2007 which took place on July, Friday the 13th. The first half of the video covers our morning run up the Sand Canyon and Wheeler Ridge trails and the second half covers our sunset run up to the beautiful Laurel Lake both of which are located just south of the Mammoth Lakes. Anyway, if you wanna see it, all you need to do is click on the link below or on the banner above.
After spending almost three weeks up in Lake Tahoe, it was finally time for us pack up our things and make our way back home to Southern California. But, before we did, one more run for the road was definitely in order and we decided to make it a run up the Slickrock Trail.
Check it out boys and girls, Project-JK has just finished our latest video highlighting our recent run up the Deer Valley Trail.